Today’s coronavirus news: Toronto drag bar closes after two cases of COVID-19; Businesses worry...

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The latest coronavirus news from Canada and around the world Saturday. This file will be updated throughout the day. Web links to longer stories if available.8:47 a.m. India reported 85,362 new coronavirus cases in...

First full day of B.C.’s election campaign begins amid COVID-19 pandemic (Details)

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VANCOUVER—British Columbia’s election is entering its first full day with the three party leaders embarking on a campaign against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic.B.C. Premier John Horgan made the snap election call on...

Keep watching the money as WE Charity shuts its Canadian operations, observers say (Details)

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WE Charity’s decision to wind down its Canadian operations after becoming entangled in a political scandal doesn’t mean the public should stop scrutinizing its activities, industry observers say.In the months ahead, as the beleaguered...
Chief coroner Lisa Lapointe has said border closures during the COVID-19 pandemic have stopped the flow of typical drugs that come into B.C. and opened up business opportunities for those manufacturing even more toxic substances.

British Columbia coroners service to release latest data on overdose deaths amid recent spike...

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VANCOUVER—The coroners service is expected to release data today on the latest number of monthly overdose deaths in British Columbia after three months of rising fatalities during the pandemic.The province recorded 175 overdose deaths...
Civil jury trials in British Columbia are being suspended starting Sept. 28 and will resume Oct. 4, 2021.

Pandemic prompts British Columbia to suspend civil jury trials for a year (Details)

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VICTORIA—Civil jury trials in British Columbia are being suspended for a year in an effort to help courts remain safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.A statement from Attorney General David Eby says they’ve made the...
Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller says 673 COVID-19 cases have been reported in First Nations communities in all, and about 130 of them are active cases now.

COVID-19 cases rising in Indigenous communities at an alarming rate across Canada (Details)

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OTTAWA—Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller says Indigenous communities have been facing an alarming rise in COVID-19 cases during the last few weeks.Miller says 673 COVID-19 cases have been reported in First Nations communities in...

Billions more for health care likely to top premiers’ wish list for throne speech...

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OTTAWA—Four conservative-minded premiers are to issue their wish list on Friday for next week’s throne speech on which the fate of Justin Trudeau’s minority Liberal government could hinge.Quebec’s François Legault, Ontario’s Doug Ford, Alberta’s...

RCMP launch operation south of Montreal connected to White House ricin letter (Details)

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From AIDS to COVID-19, America’s Medical System Has a Long History...

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In the early days of the pandemic, Susan Castor, a 64-year-old Filipino American nurse, would make her rounds taking care of patients at a...